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A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King

rachel_burgess's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

2.75

joanie23's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.75

bargainsleuth's review against another edition

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3.0

Not my favorite of the Russell/Holmes collaborations, but still good until the ending. The Scooby Doo ending where the "bad guy" explains everything, plus the way Holmes and Russell finally became a couple, seemed awkward.

debjazzergal's review against another edition

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3.0

An enjoyable read.

trudecal's review against another edition

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3.0

A bit meandering, but I love the character so much I'm willing to accept it as building the story for the next in the series. Still very enjoyable.

alisonb's review against another edition

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5.0

Loved it! Combine romance and intrigue and add a cup of intelligence and a dash of wit and you are sure to have a good read in your hands. I cannot wait to read book three of this series!

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3.0

3.7/5

Read it in a day!!

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Go Mary! Go Mary!

calthapalustris's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

Great read, but definitely not as good as the first book of the series. 

What I had appreciated so much about The Beekeeper's Apprentice—the dynamic between Holmes & Russell—is not as central in this novel anymore. Where even was Holmes half the time? lol
Still, I sped through this book at a speed untypical for me, so I'd call it a success nonetheless.

Spoiler Having read the blurb, I already knew to anticipate the inevitable (dreaded on my part) romantic subplot and while I have to say the author sort of made sense of this strange development I don't entirely appreciate it. Maybe it'll grow onto me more in the next book. We shall see.

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canadiyank's review against another edition

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5.0

I recently started this series (I always love a series!) and would have read this book one way or another, but what really caught me up in this was the character of Margery Childe. She is very much based on the real-life person of Aimee Semple McPherson (1920's faith healer, founder of the Foursquare denomination, and controversial figure in her own right) with whom I'm intrigued, so the development of Margery was particularly interesting to me.

It IS a mystery, so I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book. There are several moments of foreshadowing (is it still foreshadowing when it's something that happened in the past to which they're alluding?) which I'm looking forward to learning more about as Holmes' and Russell's stories continue.

compass_rose's review against another edition

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3.0

Book 2 in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. Not as exciting as [book: The Beekeeper's Apprentice], but a good beach read.